“Famous and biggest cricket ground in Vasai, Also known for yearly events like ‘Vasai Kala Krida Mahotsav’, Chimaji Appa Ground is one of the fewest big playgrounds in Vasai Virar area. Great place to play and view regular cricket matches or any sports events, This ground is maintained properly and celebrated silver jubilee on 23rd November 2014.”
Vasai (Also called ‘Bassein’) has a bus station inside village area called ‘Navghar Depot’ at 5.5 Kilometres from Railway Station in West. Exactly near the Bus Depot is this famous cricket ground of Vasai which is not just limited to playing cricket as a regular sport, But Chimaji ground also observes various events like Body building competition, Long jump, Kho kho, Kabbadi, Table Tennis, Volley ball, Boxing, Rangoli Competition, Sugam Sangit, Oratory, Mehndi, Drama, Painting and more which is part of famous yearly event and attraction of vasai virar called ‘Vasai Kala Krida Mahotsav’ usually happens during winters around November and December.
This event is also famously known as ‘Vasai Festival’ and participants comes from all around and far locations of vasai virar villages, from adjacent railway stations like Nalasopara, Naigaon and Bhayander too (Palghar District). Every year Chimaji Appa ground is crowded during these event days which last for about a week.
Recalling my personal memories of this ground, the one sport after cricket that moves many eyes towards it was the Body Building Championship competition named ‘Vasai Shree’, Which is again a part of same yearly event. This ground also have a 850 metre long running track. Monsoon is the only season and rest time which observes lush greenery on the field and big green grasses, Else cricket is fun to play and can be seen around year.
Famous land marks around Chimaji appa ground are St Gonsalo Garcia College, New English School & Junior College and Vasai Fort. Vasai virar location has about 56 villages and is a must once ride at least during monsoon for its lush green attraction all around.
Chimaji Appa Ground, Opposite Bus Depot, Navghar, Vasai West, Land mark : New English School / College, Vasai 401202
Reaching Chimaji Appa Play Ground
VVMT Buses towards vasai court and fort stops here, Private and Share Auto’s charge around Rs.25 per head and Regular MSRTC Buses goes to the depot exactly opposite this play ground. So reaching here is not a problem at all. Just remember the land marks as Navghar Bus Depot, New English College or St Gonsalo Garcia College.
Kindly note, No metre system for Auto’s here.
See Also : Roller Skating Ground in Virar.
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